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How to Win Hearts and Minds in the post-112 era
Four Seasons
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-389-3000
Thursday, February 07, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MST
Category: Speaker Series

How to Win Hearts and Minds in the post-112 era

Fortunately, Colorado voters voted down the toxic Proposition 112. Unfortunately, 40% voted for it—and the anti-oil-and-gas movement continues to grow.

Many employees in the oil and gas industry struggle with winning the hearts and minds of those outside their industry. It’s hard winning over people who have been exposed to decades of negatively-biased portrayals of fossil fuels.

Through my experiences turning many non-supporters of fossil fuels into supporters—even into champions—I have developed an approach to winning hearts and minds that is very different than the mainstream approach of the industry. In this presentation I’ll share the tactics and messaging that I think are most crucial in the post-112 era. I look forward to seeing you on February 7!

Alex Epstein, Center for Industrial Progress

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About the Speaker

Alex Epstein, CIP

Alex Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement.

Epstein is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin, 2014), a New York Times bestseller arguing that if we look at the whole picture, human flourishing requires that humanity use more fossil fuels not less. (WSJ review here.) The book has been widely praised as the most persuasive argument ever made for our continuing use of fossil fuels, winning Epstein the “Most Original Thinker of 2014” award from The McLaughlin Group.

Epstein, known for his willingness to debate anyone, anytime, has publicly debated leading environmentalist organizations such Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and 350.org over the morality of fossil fuel use. He has made his moral case for fossil fuels at dozens of campuses, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Duke (his alma mater). He has also spoken to employees and leaders at dozens of Fortune 500 energy companies, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Phillips 66, Valero, Enbridge, and TransCanada.


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